Bolton School Senior Girls

Seeing Inside - Free Medical Imaging Lecture

On Monday 27th March 2017 at 7.00pm, Bolton School will host a free lecture from Senior Medical Physicist Dr Heather Williams on “Seeing Inside - Imaging the Structure and Function of the Human Body”.

Members of the public are invited to join Bolton School pupils and staff in the Girls’ Division Great Hall for this occasion.

Medical imaging provides amazing 3D pictures of the structure and function of our bodies, but how do these machines work and what do they see? Dr Williams talks us through how Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners work, what they show us, and how the latest generation of hybrid imaging technology manages to fit two of these types of imaging in the same machine. With interactive demonstrations, real-life examples, and plenty of time for questions.

Dr Williams is a Senior Medical Physicist for Nuclear Medicine at Central Manchester University Hospitals and honorary Lecturer at Manchester University. She is the chair of the Women in Physics Group at the Institute of Physics, and in June 2012 helped to establish ScienceGrrl ( to celebrate and promote the work of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths); she now acts as ScienceGrrl’s Director.

When she’s not busy with all of that, she enjoys running and introducing her sons to the wonders of the universe, often at the same time. She is on Twitter @alrightPET.

This free event is open to everyone and will take place in the Girls’ Division Great Hall on Monday 27th March 2017, beginning at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be available beforehand from 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the Girls’ Division Quad, which will be clearly signposted on the night.


Event Contact: Mr B Ickringill, Academic Enrichment Coordinator for the Sciences (

Dr Heather Williams

Dr Heather Williams